The Talking Machine Forum — For All Antique Phonographs & Recordings

It is currently Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:58 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Model H reproducer problem
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:29 pm 
Offline
Victor Jr
Joined: Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:30 am
Posts: 20
I have a model H reproducer that I use on my Edison home model A. The reproducer does not play very loudly and it tends to blast when I play loud records with it. I've rebuilt it with new gaskets and a new diaphragm and made sure the stylus bar link doesn't rub on the hole in the weight. I had that problem with one of my model c reproducers. There is nothing obviously wrong with the reproducer and I'm starting to think the stylus is bad. What do you think? Could a bad stylus cause these problems.

Thanks,
Stephen


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Model H reproducer problem
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:34 pm 
Offline
Victor III
User avatar
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:07 am
Posts: 887
A bad stylus will normally not just cause some rattling. Instead, a damaged 4-minute stylus won't be able to track the groove properly and, in most cases, will cause an echo-ish effect. But I would completely rule it out.

A too tight retainer ring can certainly diminish the playback quality significantly. Also, check the hinge block and screw that holds the weight to it. If anything there in there is too loose it may cause a rattling effect.

Is is and original Model H (with a serial number) or a replica?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Model H reproducer problem
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:07 pm 
Offline
Victor III
User avatar
Richards Laboratories http://www.richardslaboratories.com producing high quality cylinder blanks
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:28 pm
Posts: 644
The only way to know for sure the exact
condition of the stylus, is to look at it
under high magnification and bright light.

50 power will let you see a few things.
100 power is better.
400 power reveals all details.

Have a look at it using high magnification, then
you will know for sure what kind of shape the stylus
is in.

Chuck
"Sustained success depends on searching
for, and gaining, fundamental understanding"

-Bell System Credo


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot] and 13 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Americanized by Maël Soucaze.